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Wood for outdoor furniture

Fri Jul 24, 2015Total posts : 3
Vishal
Vishal
Join date: Jul 2015
Topic: Wood for outdoor furniture

Which are the best options  for wood to use for outdoor furniture and should be easily available in the India Market?
Fri Jul 24, 2015Post  #1
sanjay agarwal
sanjay agarwal

Join date: Apr 2015

The Wood choice for Exterior/Outdoor furniture should be able to withstand 
the mositure, heat and other elements.

It is therefore preferred that you also look at non wooden furniture readymade available.
In case you still want wooden furniture the wood should be hard, termite resistant and properly protected by Paint or PU polish.


 
Fri Jul 24, 2015Post  #2
JAI PRAKASH
JAI PRAKASH

Join date: May 2014
Best - Cedar, Teak
Better - Eucalpytus, Native White Oak 
Good - Acacia (Locust), China Fir


 
Sun Jul 26, 2015Post  #3
Anuj Aggarwal
Anuj Aggarwal

Join date: Jul 2015
Post subject: Outdoor Furniture Wood

As mentioned by Jaiprakash, the best outdoor wood is Teak and then Eucalyptus. One needs wood that is Oily and is dimensionally stable and crack resistant to the outdoor sun, rain and cold weather. Teak is generally used in western countries for boat construction.

One needs to also do outdoor topcoat if you are staining (polishing) of the wood. Exterior grade Varnish is the best with about 2-3 coats to withstand the weather.

For paint, you exterior primer and then paint with a good quality exterior grade paint. If you want extra protection you can go for epoxy paints (industrial grade paints), but they cost a lot.
 

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